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In genetics, microRNAs (miRNA) are single-stranded RNA molecules of 21-23 nucleotides in length, which regulate gene expression. miRNAs are encoded by genes from whose DNA they are transcribed but miRNAs are not translated into protein (i.e. they are non-coding RNAs); instead each primary transcript (a pri-miRNA) is processed into a short stem-loop structure called a pre-miRNA and finally into a functional miRNA. Mature miRNA molecules are partially complementary to one or more messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules, and their main function is to down-regulate gene expression.
Using Multiplex Assays to Discover Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease

Using Multiplex Assays to Discover Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease

New molecular engineering method improves precision of biomarker analysis

New molecular engineering method improves precision of biomarker analysis

Research illuminates abilities of ADAR1 to ‘hyper-mutate’ tumor suppressor RNAs in leukemia

Research illuminates abilities of ADAR1 to ‘hyper-mutate’ tumor suppressor RNAs in leukemia

Kanazawa University researchers unravel link between inflammation and cancer

Kanazawa University researchers unravel link between inflammation and cancer

New genetic testing method increases the precision of biomarker analysis

New genetic testing method increases the precision of biomarker analysis

Researchers uncover microRNAs involved in the control of social behavior

Researchers uncover microRNAs involved in the control of social behavior

Diets containing GM maize have no harmful effects on health or metabolism of rats

Diets containing GM maize have no harmful effects on health or metabolism of rats

Study provides new information regarding microRNA function in cellular homeostasis of zebrafish

Study provides new information regarding microRNA function in cellular homeostasis of zebrafish

Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury

Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury

New approach turns B cells into factories that secrete sacs containing microRNAs

New approach turns B cells into factories that secrete sacs containing microRNAs

Using nanocarrier-delivered microRNA to target sepsis

Using nanocarrier-delivered microRNA to target sepsis

Using Pre-Clinical Imaging to Detect Cancer

Using Pre-Clinical Imaging to Detect Cancer

Shortage of specific gene 'silencing' molecules linked with pediatric low-grade gliomas

Shortage of specific gene 'silencing' molecules linked with pediatric low-grade gliomas

Tracking down microRNA candidates linked to disease

Tracking down microRNA candidates linked to disease

Study finds evidence of lasting effects from head injuries at younger age than expected

Study finds evidence of lasting effects from head injuries at younger age than expected

Study pinpoints new marker that can predict Crohn’s disease subtype

Study pinpoints new marker that can predict Crohn’s disease subtype

Nanopore technology combined with DNA computing to catch early biomarkers for small cell lung cancer

Nanopore technology combined with DNA computing to catch early biomarkers for small cell lung cancer

Krembil scientists develop potential treatment to stop knee and spine osteoarthritis

Krembil scientists develop potential treatment to stop knee and spine osteoarthritis

Urine exRNA may be source of biomarkers for muscular dystrophy

Urine exRNA may be source of biomarkers for muscular dystrophy

Key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone declines as we age

Key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone declines as we age